Wildfire Incident Information
60% contained
Fire Status
Last Updated
6 months ago
Fire Start
Thursday, August 3, 2023 2:15 PM PDT
Incident #
Timber (Litter and Understory)
Dispatch Notes
Contain: 8/5/2023 00:07

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential

Fire Weather Forecast

Incident Overview

Inciweb information was updated: 11 months ago

On Thursday August 3rd, Texas A&M Forest Service (TAMFS) received a request for assistance on a fire approximately 6 miles west of Blanco, Texas. Texas A&M Forest Service responded around 4:15 pm, providing personnel, dozers and air operation assistance to the local fire department. The Texas Emergency Medical Task Force from Kerrville and Texas Intrastate Fire Mutual Aid System Strike Team (TIFMAS) arrived on scene at approximately 5:30pm to offer additional crews and medical assistance if needed. The fire is currently 56 acres in size burning through grass and timber near 19 structures. No evacuations in effect.

An air attack plane arrived around 5:00pm, providing an overview of the fire area followed by a and single engine air tanker (SEAT) dropping fire retardant within fire perimeter. Dozers started constructing fireline around the fire perimeter while engine crews conducted structure protection and containment line heat suppression. By 8:20 pm fire behavior has diminished and containment is up to 50%. All structures are saved. Texas A&M Forest Service resources will be released at 9:30pm while the Blanco County crews monitor overnight. All crews will return in morning.

Basic Incident Details

Last Updated
Fri, Aug 4, 2023 12:21 PM UTC
Incident Type
Fire Discovered
Thu, Aug 3, 2023 4:15 PM UTC
6 miles west of Blanco, Texas
Incident Commander
D. Liddell, Texas A&M Forest Service
30.086111111111, -98.529444444444

Current Situation

Total Personnel
56 Acres
Estimated Containment
Saturday, August 5, 2023 11:00 PM PDT
Fuels Involved

Grass and Timber

Planned Outlook

Planned Actions
12h: Dozers continue constructing firelines while crews patrol and suppress heat within the containment area
Projected Incident Activity

48 hours: Thunderstorms expected to arrive Friday with the potential for gusty outflow winds and lightning.

12 hours: Fire activity expected to increase throughout the day as warm temps and low RH, along with northerly winds a concern. Single tree torching with spot fire development is likely.

Dispatch Center Contact

Texas Interagency Coordination Center (TXTIC)

Lufkin, TX